The innovation economy is a powerful ecosystem of creators conceiving the ideas that will make the world a better place. It is the investors, supporters, and venture capitalists who propel these ideas into reality.
At Forge, we are building the operating system for the private market innovation economy. We are creating solutions that nurture the innovative market to create a more prosperous future for everyone. We look to advise the next generations of founders on how to acquire capital so that their companies, employees, and investments can thrive. Together, we are the defenders of the innovation economy. We are Forge.
We advise founders on how to acquire capital so that their companies, employees, and investments are able to flourish.
We provide investors with data and insights they can count on based on our proprietary performance information gleaned through long-term relationships with private-market company leaders.
We empower employees to learn what their private company equity is worth and turn that equity into wealth.
We are private market innovators who serve the complex and emerging needs of the private market ecosystem by forging new connections through our technology, data and expertise.
Chief Executive Officer
Fintech executive with more than 26 years of experience. Previously CEO of PENSCO (acq. NASDAQ:OPB), Totality (acq. NYSE:VZ), and Novo (acq. EPA:PUB).
Y Combinator alum. Founding Partner at S2 Capital. Investor in Zenefits, Rappi, 70+ others. Formerly PM at Zynga, Google, Carnegie Mellon. Thiel Fellow.Y Combinator alum. Founding Partner at S2 Capital. Investor in Zenefits, Rappi, 70+ others. Formerly PM at Zynga, Google, Carnegie Mellon. Thiel Fellow.
Y Combinator alum. Founding Partner at S2 Capital. Previously Co-Founder at Streem (Acquired by Box). Eng at Asana. Berkeley alum.
Chief Financial Officer
Experienced CFO/COO. Previously at Stanford Management Company, Goldman Sachs, Charles Schwab, Barclays Global Investors, & PENSCO Trust Company.
Chair, Operating Committee
Experienced executive, investor, advisor, and engineer. Previously at Coinbase, Andreessen Horowitz, TPG Capital, and TDAmeritrade.
Chief Revenue Officer
Experienced fintech executive. Formerly Head of Tech Capital Markets at NYSE. Head of Internet and Digital Media Investment Banking at Cowen and Piper Jaffray as well as Navy SEAL Officer.
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Legal and Public Policy
Experienced financial services and government affairs counsel; Previously at Circle, Wealthfront, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and FINRA.
Senior Vice President, Technology
Marco Della Torre
Proven tech exec & entrepreneur. Ex CTO & board at Derive, tech & BD leader at Intel, co-founder at Basis (acq NASDAQ:INTC), tech lead at BAM Labs (acq NASDAQ:SNBR).
Chief Compliance Officer
SecondMarket founding team and Head of Operations & Compliance. Managed restricted stock desk at Goldman Sachs. Bear Stearns alum.
Vice President, Product
Held various product and design roles at Apple, PagerDuty, KidZania, and EA. Prior to Forge he served as Director of Product at Lab Zero, a boutique product development consultancy.
Vice President, People
Experienced fintech HR Leader. Previously at Conifer Securities (acq. SS&C Technologies), PENSCO (acq. Opus Bank), mFoundry (acq. FIS) and Montgomery Securities. UC, Boulder
Vice President, Operations
Clara Vydyanath, CFA, CPA
Former investment banker at Credit Suisse advising pre-IPO tech companies, early-stage renewable energy investor
Vice President, Partnerships
Institutional and Family Office BD at Deutsche Bank, BlackRock/BGI, Bernstein, Morgan Stanley. Arizona Wildcat.
Vice President, Marketplace
Former investment banker at Deutsche Bank. Advised on leveraged buyouts and M&A. Previously at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Cowen & Company.
Vice President, General Counsel Forge Markets
Attorney with deep legal and business experience in corporate matters. JD/MBA from the University of Chicago.
Senior Director, Partnerships
Experienced leader with a focus in enterprise technology companies. Growth @ Msg.ai (YC). BD @ Palantir. Cryptology @ Naval Intelligence. MBA @ Babson.
Former Business Development leader in fintech start-ups. Former trader at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank. Georgetown Hoya.
Senior Associate, Operations
Alexis is a fund administration specialist with focus on fund audits and operational efficiency.
Engineer and entrepreneur with a deep background in data visualizations and business intelligence, Previously Co-Founder of 38Plank and creator of TGO.
Senior Director, Operations
Finance and strategy professional. Previous professional experiences include technology investment banking, strategy consulting and corporate finance.
Former technology investment banker at William Blair advising private companies and financial sponsors on M&A. Previously at McKinsey & Co. Kellogg MBA.
Former Investment Banker at Mizuho Americas working within Debt Capital Markets. Saint Joseph's University alum.
Director, Cross-Border Transactions
Former investment banker at Credit Suisse and Jefferies, covering technology and energy sectors. Advised on complex transactions including IPOs and M&A. University of Chicago alum.
Senior Director, Institutional Client Group
Former General Partner at alternative asset manager Bell Harbor Capital, LLC, and Portfolio Manager with FNY Capital Management. College of the Holy Cross...
Senior Product Manager
Data-driven product leader, communicator, team builder. PM at Lumosity, Pocket Gems. Brown University alum.
Finance and accounting professional with extensive experience in financial planning and analysis, controllership and project management. University of Virginia alum.
Senior Associate, Operations
Marketing and operations professional, formerly at Propel(x). University of Miami alum.
Senior Associate, Marketplace
Former investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, working within Equity Capital Markets. Duke University alum.
Senior Software Engineer
Software engineer with a wide breadth of experience from databases to frontend frameworks. Former Santa Cruz slug.
Startup recruiting veteran. Former Head of Talent @ Msg.ai(now netomi) (YC), Executive Recruiter / Partnerships @ Vanetta Partners, and champion of the hit TV show Family Feud w/Steve Harvey.
Full-stack software engineer who enjoys building scalable, responsive, mobile-first web applications.
Former investment banker at Goldman Sachs and SEB working within ECM and M&A. Advised issuers and owners on complex equity offerings including IPOs, block trades, and rights offerings.
Startup enthusiast with a multicultural background; Worked in FinTech, financial services, and startups in Boston, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen, China. Boston University alum.
Senior Associate, Operations
Former equity and fixed income trader at Lincoln Investment. Former derivatives Sales & trading at FBN Securities. Saint Joseph’s University Alum.
Billionaire entrepreneur and investor. Co-founder & CEO, PayPal. Co-founder, Palantir. Co-founder & Partner, Founders Fund. First investor & Director, Facebook. Partner, Y Combinator.
Founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates and DFJ. Venture successes include Skype, Overture, Baidu, Tesla, Hotmail, Twitch.tv, and hundreds of others.
Co-Founder of IronPort (sold to Cisco for $800M+). Early advisor and board member at PayPal. Investor in Uber, Facebook, Zappos, and many more.
Partner at Founders Fund. Angel in Uber, Thumbtack, SpaceX, Postmates, and Affirm.
Co-founder & Parter, Ce Yuan Ventures. Founder & Partner, Chengwei Ventures. Chief Representative, ChinaVest.
Former Chairman & CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi UK. Former CSO McCann-Erickson Worldwide. Renowned brand and communications strategist, worked with Apple, Microsoft, Coca Cola.
Former President & CEO of Bank of America Merril Lynch Spain and Portugal
Co-founder of Quora. Creator of Facebook Connect & Facebook Platform. Harvard alum.
Angel Investor in Cruise (1B+ exit) & 80 more. Founder/CEO of Parse (YC S'11, acquired by Facebook for $85M). Founder of Scribd (YC S'06).
Experienced investor and entrepreneur. Former Director at Stanford Research International (SRI). Advisor/Investor to 23&Me, Boxed, Quixey, Mio Global, IndiCloud, & others.
Seed investor- 20+ years; Founder, Streamlined Ventures & Cota Capital; MD, Globespan Capital; Investor in ~300 companies; Top Wall Street analyst; Entrepreneur